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Table 1 Key Features of a Virtual Patient module to educate pediatric residents about principles Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices

From: On-line virtual patient learning: a pilot study of a new modality in antimicrobial stewardship education for pediatric residents

Branching design was used
The 6 main decision points were based on AMS principles: 1. optimizing diagnosis, 2. antimicrobial selection, 3. dosing, 4. de-escalation, 5. administration route, and 6. duration of treatment)
Different types of questions (triggers) were used as appropriate. E.g. free text for admission plan, MCQs for antibiotic selection
Media including pictures and videos were used to present clinical and microbiology data
Residents received feedback on each right or wrong decision
Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics were incorporated
Access to different national guidelines were provided at end of the module